Video Here: Charges to court for Jennifer Snook

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Jennifer Snook escorted out of her preliminary hearing in Middleburg: MIDDLEBURG – All charges will go to court for a Sunbury woman who was an accomplice to a Middleburg homicide.  Jennifer Snook had a preliminary hearing Friday.  Her charges, including 2nd degree murder, will be carried over to trial.  Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch called this a “classic case of felony murder.” “One of the points the defense attorney tried to make was that Jennifer was never in the grandparents’ home.  We concede that; there is no evidence she was in the home, but she doesn’t have to be,” says Piecuch.  “Like the getaway driver for a bank robbery that goes bad.  That person…

Disabled tractor trailer slowing traffic on Rt 11

SHAMOKIN DAM — Traffic is moving slowly on Route 11 Southbound in  Snyder County. According to Snyder County 9-1-1  a disabled tractor trailer is blocking traffic near Tedd’s Landing.  Crews have been disbatched to the scene.  Expect delays.  (Codi Jade)   Follow

Local priest explains pope selection process

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SELINSGROVE – Now that the 115 Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, many around the world will be watching the process. Father Dan Powell explains what the selection entails.   Powell said, “They have to get to a point where there is a two-thirds majority, or 77 votes in this case, for one particular person. On the first day, they have one ballot and then, up to four ballots each day after that, until the pope is elected.” He said Benedict was elected in about 24 hours, which was quick, whereas John Paul II took eight rounds of voting over three days.   He also…

Courtroom in Northumberland County Prison soon operational

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SUNBURY – A mini-courtroom in the basement of the Northumberland County Prison, complete with cameras, will soon be operational in Sunbury. Commissioner Stephen Bridy explained the technology that will allow prisoners to interact with judges from the prison.   Bridy said, “The courthouse and the prison use a teleconference system similar to SKYPE. In the private counsel rooms, the prisoner or person that is being deposed by the judge, would have the opportunity to meet via teleconference, because typically the counsel is in the courthouse.”   Bridy says they are also adding high power WIFI in the courthouse so files can be sent electronically. WIFI is also being put in the District Justice’s offices. Bridy…

BTE to tell your flood stories

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SUNBURY — In the Fall of 2011, Tropical Storm Lee flooded Valley homes and neighborhoods, leaving many people with untold stories.  The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has transformed those stories into a production.   Gerard Stropnicky is the writer and director of Flood Stories, Too.  He explained what the play is all about.  “It is local stories gathered here, about what we went through leading up to, through, and in the aftermath and recovery in the Lee flood,” he said.  “Believe it or not, it is funny, it’s full of music.  It rips your heart now and then because there’s a lot of loss, but there are real gains that come from this natural disaster, too.”…

One preliminary hearing delayed in Middleburg murder

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MIDDLEBURG – The preliminary hearing for the Sunbury man accused of stabbing his grandmother to death and injuring his grandfather has been delayed.  Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch says the hearing for Joshua Snook has been continued and no date has been set. Snook is charged with stabbing his grandmother 71-year-old Bonnie Snook at her home February 17.  She died at the scene.  He also stabbed his grandfather Dale Snook, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  He has since been treated and released.  Joshua Snook is in jail and has not been granted bail. His wife, Jennifer Snook, is also facing homicide charges in the incident for driving Joshua to his…

Your kids can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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SUNBURY – The Easter Bunny will be here in the Central Susquehanna Valley to  have breakfast with children to support the Children’s Miracle Network. The 94KX Cares for Kids Radiothon committee is hosting the Easter Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, March 16th at Applebee’s in Selinsgrove. Jennifer Skelly of Applebee’s organizes the event each year.   Skelly said, “You can get your tickets by contacting the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. They are $6.00 a ticket and children 12 and under are $4.00. You can also pay at the door. Everybody is welcome and all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.” She added that parents should bring a camera so they can take pictures of their…

Consolidating polling places in Northumberland County on hold

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SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Commissioner’s plan, to consolidate 21 voting precincts into 10 to save money, has been put on hold until next year. The News Item reports after hearing complaints from political candidates and other citizens, they postponed the move, even though it would have saved the county $24,000.   The original plan had the 10 polling places in four communities on the eastern end of the county. Now the commissioners say next year, the consolidation could involve 29 precincts down to 10 to save the county $30,000. A special election board meeting is set for 11 a.m. on Wednesday to rescind Tuesday’s resolution on consolidation. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Three men face murder trial in April

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MIDDLEBURG — A Beavertown man will go to trial for murder after a judge rejected a bid to have the charges against him dropped. Snyder County Senior Judge Louise Knight denied the request by 38-year-old Christopher Aucker.   He will now be tried along with 37-year-old Robert Reich of Beavertown and 36-year-old Ryan Sprenkel of Middleburg. The three men are accused in the beating death of 22-year-old Donald Seebold III of New Berlin in July of 1997. Trial is scheduled for late April. The men were charged last year following a state grand jury investigation. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: WKOK’s On The Mark 8:30am: Another raucous open phones Friday with co-host Ben Reichley. Dan Patrick 10am: NBA coach George Karl and NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. Michael Smerconish noon: To be announced. WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3pm: Wrestling expert Ken Chertow on the Olympic wresting issue, and Steve Blass, Pittsburgh Pirates 54-year veteran announcer, on spring training with the Pirates and elsewhere. WKOK News 5 to 7pm: Local, state and international news, AccuWeather, sports and Wall Street Journal reports. Codi Jade anchors. Shikellamy basketball 7pm: Shikellamy is in the playoffs, Shik vs. Milton, Kevin Herr play by play and The Chief Dave Ritchie, color. The best of the best, especially Ben Reichley, on WKOK!…